How much money, time and effort has been invested in developing the I.D.R model. Only people from Volkswagen know, but in any case, everything they have invested has been returned to them in the best possible way.
In this year’s “race to the cloud”, on the “パイクスピーク” climb, Volkswagen’s car was Romain Dumas, and the race ended in just 7 minutes and 57,148 秒.
Thus, not only did he not only have been faster than the prototype of the electric model Risa Milena for a full minute, but it was enough to break the record of 8 minutes and 13,878 秒, set in 2013 by Sebastien Loeb with the Peugeot 208 T16 model.
Dr. Frank Welsh, Technical Project Manager I.D.R said that everyone working in Volkswagen is very proud of the result that has achieved the result of their hard work. He then congratulated the entire team and added that with a combination of great engineering skills, passion and dedication, they managed to create a fantastic racing car in just eight months.
Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak has now set the fastest time on this rise in history that goes back more than 100 年.
This victory is another in the series for the driver of the Romain, who had previously beaten three times on this ascent. しかしながら, he has never set a record so far. The Frenchman had twice triumphed in the “24 Hours of Le Mans” race, once driving Audi, and one for Porsche’s car steering wheel. He also participated in the WRC relay as well as on the Dakar relay.
“This result has surpassed our expectations,” Dumas said. Volkswagen I.D.R The Pikes Peak is the most impressive car I ever drove on a race. “The electric drive meant that many things would be different, and I learned a lot from this new one by driving it,” he added.